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Image from page 277 of “Marvels of the new West : a vivid portrayal of the stupendous marvels in the vast wonderland west of the Missouri River : comprising marvels of nature, marvels of race, marvels of enterprise, marvels of mining, marvels of stock-rai
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Title: Marvels of the new West : a vivid portrayal of the stupendous marvels in the vast wonderland west of the Missouri River : comprising marvels of nature, marvels of race, marvels of enterprise, marvels of mining, marvels of stock-raising, and marvels of agriculture, graphically and truthfully described
Year: 1887 (1880s)
Authors: Thayer, William Makepeace, 1820-1898
Publisher: Norwich, Conn. : Henry Bill Pub. Co.
Contributing Library: Harold B. Lee Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Brigham Young University
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ew a hand-cart, containing their effects, fromLeavenworth, Kan., to Denver, Col., a distance of six hundred miles.On the way they crossed the route of a team from Texas, ladenwith flour and other stores. This gentleman purchased a sack offlour of the teamster, and transferred it to the hand-cart. On reach-ing Denver, where some thirty men had wintered, he found a scarcityof provision, and the Cherry Creek gold mania a delusion. There 236 MARVELS OF THE NEW WEST. was not a spoonful of flour in the camp ; and as the search for goldhad proved vain, there was a general desire among the men to escapefrom their dilemma. Our informant was offered a corner lot forone-half of his sack of flour, and two other lots in addition, for thewhole of it. He refused the offer, thinking that he might need it tokeep his own soul and body together. Neither he nor any one elsedreamed of the influx of people, in six weeks from that time, whenthey came by the thousand ; otherwise he would have parted with the
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CROSSING THE PLAINS WITH A HAND-CART. flour. Had he sold it for the three *lots, he would have realized,within three or six months, from eight thousand to ten thousanddollars for his sack of flour. ♦ It is not strange that many of the best class of gold-seekers startedhomeward soon after reaching the gold country. Privations andhome-sickness forced their return. In addition, a large class of shift-less characters, who supposed that nuggets of gold could be pickedup anywhere in the vicinity of the Rocky Mountains, were maddenedby disappointment, and they, too, stampeded. So that, for two or MARVELS OF ENTERPRISE, 237 three years, and longer, perhaps, the plains witnessed two largestreams of humanity, one going to, and the other returning from, thegold country. The white-covered wagon that bore the inscription Pikes Peak or Bust on its outward trip, returned with this inscrip-tion under the former, Busted by Thunder. Most of them declaredthat Pikes Peak as a gold region was a hoax. On
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